You don’t need a Valentine to treat yourself this February 14th. In fact, you don’t even need a special occasion to engage in some much-needed self-care. A demanding schedule is all it takes for you to realize just how good some TLC sounds about now. Best of all, you’re in charge of self-care, so you get to determine how much you engage in before returning to your normal day-to-day regimen.
Here are some ways you can treat yourself well this Valentine’s Day:
- Schedule your yearly gynecology exam. Having Dr. Wilburn of Genesis Women’s Health Services give you a thorough physical is among the best acts of self-care money can buy. Preventative medicine is key to living a long, healthy life. Having a healthcare professional that you can trust with your body is a wonderful thing that makes getting older easier. You’ll be well-informed about what is going on with you and your health that way.
- Take a long soak in the tub. Warm water is very therapeutic. It loosens tight muscles and helps you fall asleep easier at night. If you want to enjoy the experience, even more, bring a good book with you, turn on some relaxing music, and add either a scented bath bomb, Epsom salts or essential oils to the bath water. You’ll feel indulgent, and it won’t even cost you a lot of money to do so.
- Buy yourself a pretty journal and start recording your thoughts. There is a lot of emphasis on how a person feels physically. There isn’t as much thought put into how a person feels mentally, however. Taking charge of your mental health helps you make better decisions about your physical health. When you’re clear about your purpose, you’re able to do things that enhance your life and increase your lifespan. Journaling is very therapeutic. It doesn’t require much effort, and there isn’t a wrong way to write. Spending 15 minutes in the morning or evening can help clear your mind, assist you with finding solutions to problems, and establish a sense of gratitude that you can use to thrive.
Self-care is an important part of good health and well-being. When you take time out of your busy schedule to listen to your body and attend to your personal needs, you’re letting the people in your life know that you matter.